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Anton Koritni

Pianist/Vocalist

About Anton

  • Anton Koritni is a pianist, composer and vocalist who draws on a wealth of experience, in many different genres. He creates a unique, contemporary-classical style that is dynamic and emotionally mature. Despite its technical nature, his music is easily accessible.
  • Most cross-genre artists have their strengths in only one style as they sail toward new frontiers, but Anton truly comes from two musical worlds, Rock and Clasical. He received a diploma of classical piano performance at 17, yet became a member of Jimmy Barnes’ Rock band at age 21.
  • Having worked as a full-time musician all his life, Anton has performed extensively in Australia, USA and Western Europe.
  • As well as piano and vocal performances, his diverse work includes the Musical Theatre, ‘SHOUT’ (the Johnny O’Keefe story), conducting choirs, composing film-music, writing big-band arrangements and publishing children’s music. More recently, he appeared as a judge on Channel 7’s TV show, ‘All Together Now’.
  • Having travelled the country and the world, Anton’s experiences influence each of his performances. He is a creature of the stage and exudes energy in front of all audiences. His listeners share in interesting stories, told through well-crafted music and performed with consummate musicianship.

Videos

POETRY
ON
PIANO

music inspired by verse


Acoustic Video




‘Poetry On Piano’ is a concert of original music composed by ANTON KORITNI. Drawing inspiration from the great poets of the western world, including William Blake, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Arthur Rimbaud & William Shakespeare, Anton sets some poems to music and transforms them into songs,

while others are reimagined as luscious, instrumental tone poems. Anton’s dynamic piano and vocal performance is set to electronic backing tracks. This is further enhanced with images on a large screen, which shows a real-time close up of his hands (projected from an overhead camera) and artwork, which is relative to the music. Between songs, Anton shares the workings of his creative process and relates intriguing stories of the poets who provided the inspiration.

With equal doses of strength and precision, Anton has combined his modern Blues/Jazz influences, with a love of 19th century Romantic piano-music to create a unique take on contemporary classical composition. ‘Poetry On Piano’ takes you on a journey through the ages that is rooted in modernity from the perspective of an artist/musician who has much life experience.

Immerse your senses in this luscious, transcendent musical experience. Surrender to it.




POETRY
ON
PIANO

electric version


Electric Video

As well as performing ‘Poetry On Piano’ as an intimate, acoustic show, Anton also puts on a dazzling ‘electric’ version using a digital piano and a live drummer.




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‘Poetry On Piano’ is a concert of original music composed by Anton Koritni. It draws its inspiration from the great poets of the western world, including William Blake, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats and Arthur Rimbaud. Some poems are set to music and turned into songs, while others are transformed into luscious, instrumental tone poems. ‘Poetry On Piano’ takes you on a journey through the ages that is rooted in modernity from the perspective of an artist/musician who has much life experience. Immerse your senses in this transcendent musical experience. Surrender to it.